Everything You Need to Know about the 2017 Chinese New Year Party

Gone are the days of the traditional sit-down gala. This year, we’re bringing you a high-energy party. We want our guests to have fun and get an amazing experience, while also contributing to a great cause.

What’s a Night Market?

Chinese night market

Night markets are popular throughout Asia and offer a variety of bustling stores, food stalls, games and activities. Ours will be no different! We’re bringing the street party indoors and transforming the McNichols Building for a truly unique and unparalleled experience.

Pick up some Chinese coins from our lovely volunteers, 1 for $5 or 5 for $20, and start shopping! Night market booths will include:

  • Trinkets and treasures
  • Scarves, jewelry and other accessories
  • Ring toss game with fun prizes
  • Palm reader to tell your future
  • Calligraphy artist to write your name in Chinese
  • Portrait artist to draw a quick sketch
  • A traditional Wish Tree to hang your wishes on

All proceeds benefit the Nathan Yip Foundation, helping us expand our reach to even more rural communities!

Entertainment With a Flair 

handsome little devils

In addition to the traditional Chinese Lion Dance, brought to you by the students of Boulder’s Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu, we’re teaming up with Handsome Little Devils to bring you a unique cirque and vaudeville-style entertainment experience! HLD performers can be seen at Tour de Fat, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and at other special events all around town. In keeping with the street party theme, you’ll never know when a performer might pop up around the Night Market corner!

Entertainment includes:

  • Comedian and show host, Devil Dan
  • Guinness World Record holder, John Higby the Yo-Yo Guy
  • The Mentalist, spoon-bender and mind-reader extraordinaire
  • Rooster red showgirls on stilts
  • Special aerial dance performance by the Hold Tight duo
  • Contortionist
  • Karaoke stage hosted by Fire Leopard

Don’t miss our selfie station on the 2nd floor belvedere! Try on some Chinese costumes, snap a pic, upload to social media and tag us at #NYF

Calling All Foodies

Denver’s top chefs are gathering to support the Nathan Yip Foundation and its mission of providing educational support to rural communities throughout China and Colorado.

We love sharing our culture with you, and what better way than to share a meal? In true night market fashion, guests will mix and mingle as they make their way to each of our special food booths. We can’t wait for you to visit with our chefs and sample all of their delicious offerings!

Ace Eat Serve │ Brandon Biederman & Jessie Kahn
        Law Bok Gow Turnip Cake with Chinese Sausage
Barolo Grill │ Darrel Truett
        Hamachi Crudo
Catering By Design
        Udon Noodles with Chinese Five Spice Chicken Skewers
Fish N’ Beer │ Aniedra Nichols
        Spicy Shrimp Dumpling with Smoked Bean Sprout Salad in Lemongrass Broth
King’s Land Chinese Seafood │ Tom Xu
        Traditional Smoked Salmon Chinese New Year Salad
        Chinese Shrimp Fried Rice

Lucky Cat │ Troy Guard & Beth Windle
        Lucky Cat Dumpling with Chili Dipping Sauce
Pinche Tacos/Tacos Tequila Whiskey │ Kevin Morrison
        Kimchi Tortilla with Tuna Poke and Tapeko Aioli
Work and Class │ Dana Rodriguez
        Plum Glazed Pork Belly Steam Bun with Kimchi
Sugarmill │ Troy Guard & Ryan Witcher
        Assorted desserts

Thirsty?

Stop by the bar and visit our Arta Tequila reps. We’ll be giving out free samples of the Arta Roosterita, the signature cocktail of the evening. Special this year, we’ll also be featuring hosted wine and beer from 6pm to 8pm, as a thanks to you for 15 years of support.

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